Floral 16

Mary Lou Craft

November 29, 1927 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 92)


Mary Lou (Canaan) Craft, formerly of Fairfield, passed away September 21, 2020, at Baptist Village in Owasso, OK at the age of 92.

She was born November 29, 1927 in Lucerne, MO, the daughter of William and Ethel (Smith) Canaan. She graduated from Unionville High School in 1945. She married Vernon Craft on September 5, 1946 at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed in Packwood for 10 years before moving to Fairfield in 1960. Vern and Mary Lou were faithful members of Suburban Heights Baptist Church. Mary Lou loved her family, the Lord, her church family and their good neighbors. She was the cook for Jefferson County Head Start for many years. Mary Lou also taught elementary grades at Suburban Heights Baptist School for and was much loved by her students.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter, Debbie Dennis, her brother and three sisters. She is survived by one sister, Wanda of Ottumwa, 2 sons, Gary (Karen) Craft of Weilerbach, Germany, Tom (Callvina) Craft of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one daughter, Marianne (Tim) Tierney of Pembroke, New Hampshire, a son in law, Richard Dennis of Bastrop, Texas, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Friday, September 25th at Behner Funeral Home and Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, September 26th at the Suburban Heights Baptist Church, followed by a graveside service at Memorial Lawn in Ottumwa, Iowa.

In-lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans and Suburban Heights Baptist Church.

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September 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

Funeral Service
September 26, 2020

10:00 AM
Suburban Heights Baptist Church
401 32nd Street
Fairfield, IA 52556

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